Lower Bucks Campus Presents Forum on Racial Understanding
‘Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Understanding’ on Thu. Oct. 24 features six panelists and a moderator in a Q&A session.
In an effort to promote understanding in the community, Bucks County Community College presents “Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Understanding” from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, October 24, at the Lower Bucks Campus.
The interactive conference features six panelists moderated by William Pezza, who teaches in the college’s department of social and behavioral science. He said the goal is to foster an enriching and meaningful dialogue between Bucks students and community members.
“After the Trayvon Martin tragedy, there was a lot of talk about the need for a national conversation on race,” explained Pezza. “This is our effort to have a local conversation.”
Pezza said each panelist will make a brief opening statement, then he will moderate a question-and-answer session. Panelists are:
- Dr. Gloria Kersey-Matusiak, Coordinator of Diversity at Holy Family University
- Joyce Hadley, former officer and board member of the NAACP, Bucks County Chapter
- Barbara Simmons, the Peace Center
- Maria Armington, Bucks County Human Relations Council
- Karen Platts, BCCC sociology instructor
- Natalie Kaye, Bucks County Committee on Interracial Harmony
The public is welcome to this free event. Bucks County Community College’s Lower Bucks Campus is located at 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol, Pa., 19007, where there is ample free parking and SEPTA bus-route service. For more information, contact William Pezza at William.Pezza@bucks.edu or call the Lower Bucks Campus at 267-685-4800.